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“Towie scared me so much I didn’t sleep for days – now I have an OnlyFans show”

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Chloe Sims has her own OnlyFans reality show (Image: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for OnlyFans)

Surprising to many, Chloe Sims swapped Brentwood High Street for the Hollywood Hills, but to her it made perfect sense.

After feeling like she had reached the top of British reality TV, she announced her exit from The Only Way Is Essex in 2022 after over a decade on the job. The 42-year-old then packed her bags, applied for a visa and set off for Los Angeles.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, she initially started thinking about life on the other side of the pond. With so much free time, Chloe, like many other people, began to think about her life so far and her wishes for the future.

“I loved my life in Essex. It was very comfortable. I went out with the girls in London’s West End once a week, watched reality TV at my house every night and only had to film a scene for 40 minutes.”

“But part of me was wondering, ‘Is this all there is?’ Is this my life now?” Chloe explained Metro.co.uk.

Of course, making such a big decision wasn’t something that rushed her, but there were other issues that made her take the idea of ​​leaving seriously.

For editorial use only.  Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (1850668bc) Joey Essex and Chloe Sims The Only Way is Essex, Series 6, TV Guide - 2012 Our colorful cast welcomes you once again to their ultra-glamorous Essex community.  As always, the series is filmed shortly before broadcast to ensure that everything that happens remains just as dramatic and explosive as the previous episode.  The last series ended with Arg and Gemma sharing a kiss which shocked viewers.  Will this popular couple continue together?  Joey and Sam rekindled their relationships, while Ricky and Jess and Tom K and Lydia started new ones.  Billie M and Cara showed no signs of letting go of their dislike of Arg, while Charlie and Gemma tried to put their row behind them after their split.  Joan Collins took part in the show and proved a real stunner for daughter Gemma, and nanny Pat decided to have her teeth whitened - earning her the Essex seal of approval from veneer wearer Chloe.

Chloe joined Towie with cousin Joey Essex (Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

“I felt pigeonholed, and that may have been partly my fault for staying too long,” she mused. “I could see they didn’t want to lose me, so they didn’t raise me.”

There was another, and perhaps more serious, aspect that made Chloe feel like her time on Towie was over.

Like most reality shows, drama is encouraged and encouraged, which took its toll on Chloe. She recalled that producers would regularly show her clips of other cast members bashing her on their cell phones, and then she would immediately be sent into a room to confront them. After she earned a reputation for asserting herself, she felt like the newbies were also targeting her for airtime.

“I became the queen of arguing, but funnily enough, I don’t walk around like Rambo.” Believe it or not, I’m actually a pretty happy person, but it wasn’t portrayed that way.

“I was fine for a while, but then I grew out of it.”

Chloe is fed up with the way she was edited on the show (Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The reality TV structure began to impact Chloe’s mental health: “I got really bad anxiety and couldn’t sleep for three days.”

“In normal life an argument happens in the heat of the moment, but on Towie I always knew it was coming, I just didn’t know when or where, so it built up.”

“My adrenaline would be pumping for all the days leading up to it.”

While Chloe has since moved on, she wants to make it clear that it wasn’t all bad and in fact she had some of the best times of her life on the show and attributes this to her success.

But the party was over and she decided to pursue the American dream.

As someone who had been documenting his life for so long, bringing the cameras seemed like the natural option. This time, however, was different – ​​she would be in control of House of Sims. She produces the show alongside her brother Charlie Sims, which also stars his fiancée Georgia Shutts and her siblings Demi Sims and Frankie Sims.

House of Sims is now available on Netflix (Image: OFTV)

“I wanted to have a say in how I was portrayed and edited.” “It’s a natural progression at this point in my career,” Chloe explained.

“I have a brain and talent, so I’m going to use it.”

The series is broadcast on OFTV (OnlyFans TV). While OnlyFans is a platform typically associated with content created by sex workers, the streaming platform offers a whole range of different shows that are perfect for work and are free to watch.

Even though Chloe is now in the producer’s chair, she has vowed that it won’t take away from the authenticity.

“I show my real life as much as possible.” I can’t make myself into something I’m not because the audience can see through that. “You would know, so this show is raw,” Chloe.

“I would have cameras following me around the clock if I could, but it’s too expensive.”

When asked if filming her reality series for OnlyFans would be more financially rewarding than being part of the ITV franchise, she explained her intention not to talk about money, but quickly added: “But I would have that opportunity not used if it wasn’t worth it.” .’

One part of Chloe’s life that hasn’t been shown yet is what it’s like being a single mother to 18-year-old Madison, who splits her time between the US and the UK. Due to age restrictions for OF creators, she was unable to appear in the first few episodes of House of Sims. However, now that she has celebrated her penultimate teenage year, we may see her in a few scenes.

Chloe Sims

Chloe produces House Of Sims (Image: Unique Nicole/Getty Images)

After initial success with the first series, Chloe’s master plan to conquer bigger and better things quickly paid off, securing an impressive deal to have her reality show added to Netflix.

This didn’t happen without hard work and difficult decisions. What makes things particularly difficult is an argument with her sisters Demi and Frankie, which started as a dispute over a Wi-Fi bill and then escalated. The trio’s relationship is now “non-existent”, but they will be contractually obligated to make more of the show together.

“As a producer, I have to include scenes where they say things that I think are completely wrong.” I have to be as impartial as possible, show their personality and tell a story.

“It’s really hard to separate personal feelings from professionalism, so I had to learn to eat a little humble pie along the way.”

The sisters don’t speak (Image: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Despite the ongoing off-camera issues, Chloe, who is reportedly in a romantic relationship with Lionel Richie’s son Miles, 29, is excited to become the second Towie star to have a reality show on Netflix (Sam Faiers: The Mummy Diaries has just made you aware of the post.

“When I take a moment to think, I think, ‘Wow, look at what we did.’ It’s such a crazy thing. I’m really proud of it and excited.

“I’m a little speechless that we did it,” she concluded.

Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV and Lime Pictures for comment.

The first season of “House of Sims” can be seen on Netflix from March 26th. The second season episodes appear weekly on OnlyFans TV.

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